In a nutshell, my voice is in the medium pitch range with nice low overtones. As an announcer on spots, I can go from friendly announcer to borderline hard sell. As a character in spots, I can easily add touches of humor or tongue-in-cheek cynicism (cynicism a specialty). For educational presentations or e-learning projects, I can deliver a pleasant and engaging read, designed to sound like I know what I'm talking about and that the subject is something the listener should know.
English (North American), English
Business, Cartoons, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
My voice has been heard in many states on Apple Vacations spots. For several years, I was the voice for the Chicagoland Area Hyundai Dealers Association on both radio and TV (several campaigns), and in Chicago, Milwaukee and neighboring regions I have voiced spots for many clients, including Empire Today and Luna Flooring radio spots, doing everything from one-line character reads to a full-spot announcer.
1977 - 1980: Columbia College Chicago - BA in filmmaking. Education included classes in acting and directing.
1990-Present: As an audio engineer, I have learned more about voice-overs by my interaction with clients and talent, including VO artist and educator Sherri Berger. My career began by doing one-liners for clients, many of whom later asked me to do full spots for them.
Shure KSM 27, a truly fine microphone that is equal to microphones of much higher cost when it comes to most voice-overs.
Computer & Software
Mac G4 with ProTools LE and Digi 001, Mac Powerbook with ProTools Express and Mbox, TAPCO mixer
Pitch 'n' Time plug-in, vintage Dyna-mite compressor
mp3, aiff, or wav files via email or upload. CDs can also be provided.
Depending on the situation (such as availabilty) and the length of the job, turnaround could be as short as one hour.
Corporate Video Narrations
Voiceover for internet application and Flash programs for the web
Voicemail, On-Hold Messages
Voice Over Clients
Empire Today and Luna Flooring radio spots
Chicagoland Area Hyundai Dealers Association radio and television spots (several campaigns)
Robert Morris University
Cassidy Tire and Service
Bob Watson Chevy
SIU Enrollment e-learning program
EnrollMatch e-learning program
and many others.
Hire Jim as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.
To contact Jim Doherty about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.